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User Testing and Research Collection

A collection of user testing and user research reports from the Internet Archive.



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Testing notes from task based user testing on the Collections pages of Archive.org.  Five users and two internal staff members were interviewed in December of 2015. Testers were asked to perform nine tasks on the search and collections pages in a 15-45 minute session (in-person and remote).  The goals of the session were to evaluate:   How the user utilizes the navigation bar, search or browsing on the homepage to find a specific collection?  Can the user successfully use the sorting and...
Topics: User Testing, Testing Notes, Collections_DEC2015
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Report of findings from task based user testing of the Collections pages on Archive.org performed during December of 2015. Five users and two internal staff members were interviewed in December of 2015. Testers were asked to perform nine tasks on the search and collections pages in a 15-45 minute session (in-person and remote). The goals of the session were to evaluate:  How the user utilizes the navigation bar, search or browsing on the homepage to find a specific collection?  Can the user...
Topics: User Testing, User Research, UX Report, Collections_DEC2015
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by Carolyn Li-Madeo
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Usability Checklist for Updates and New Features
Topics: user testing, user research
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by Carolyn Li-Madeo
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Report of findings from task based user testing of the Wayback Beta sit performed during July of 2016. 15 new users recruited from Usertesting.com performed 6 tasks on Wayback Beta through an unmoderated session.  The goals of the sessions were to determine:  Can the user successfully decipher what tasks can be accomplished using the Wayback Machine? Do they understand what the Wayback Machine is? Can the user successfully locate the search box on the Wayback homepage? Can the user...
Topics: User Testing, User Research, UX Report, WAYBACK_JUL2016
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by Carolyn Li-Madeo
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Report of findings from task based user testing of the facets on collections and search pages on Archive.org performed during July of 2016. 15 new users recruited from Usertesting.com performed 6 tasks on the homepage and collections pages through an unmoderated and recorded session.  The goals of the sessions were to:  Determine which (if either) method to approaching facet relationships is the most intuitive and easy for users to learn and use.  Are the filters easily recognizable and...
Topics: User Testing, User Research, UX Report, FACETS_JUL2016
Testing script for task based user testing of the collections pages on Archive.org during December 2015. Five users and two internal staff members were interviewed in December of 2016. Testers were asked to perform nine tasks on the search and collections pages in a 15-45 minute session (in-person and remote). The goals of the session were to evaluate:  How the user utilizes the navigation bar, search or browsing on the homepage to find a specific collection?  Can the user successfully use...
Topics: User Testing, User Research, Testing Script, Collections_DEC2015
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By breaking down the website (Archive.org) into discrete pages, UI elements and flows we can create a series of tests that will aid in evaluation and be short enough to test with users. The goal of creating these tests is twofold: to perform initial user testing on V2 and to create a roadmapping framework that will enable us to test with users on a regular cadence.
Topics: user testing, user research
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User testing and user research can help us to make informed decisions for both iteration and product direction. User experience (UX) consists primarily of user testing and user research, which are most effective when used in-tandem with QA and analytics tracking. UX is by no means meant to exist as the sole form of evaluation, and should work alongside and complement data collection and analytics. UX, by nature is primarily qualitative, which is in fact one of its main strengths. Where...
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Presentation from my Archive Academy Course on September 20, 2016
Topics: user research, user testing, archive academy, course, presentation
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by Carolyn Li-Madeo
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User Testing Sign-up sheet for recruiting users
Topics: sign-up, user testing
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An outline created in preparation for a diary study of the TTScribe. Includes an introductory email, introductory survey and diary entry. 
Topics: diary study, ttscribe